Rotary Club of Antioch-IL

Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

Home Page Stories
The One Rotary Summit is happening in just 2 weeks. It is being held at Harper College Wojcik Center on Saturday, October 29, 2017.
The program is divided into two sessions. The morning is the One Rotary Summit featuring actual case studies with a focus on membership, public image, and support for our Rotary Foundation. The afternoon dedicated to ClubRunner.  The afternoon session will include a lunch-and-learn session on ClubRunner Basics and then breakout sessions for bulletin editors and another for secretaries/treasurers.
The One Rotary Summit and ClubRunner workshops are open to all Rotarians at no cost! You'll need to register for the morning and afternoon sessions separately at

Come join District 6440's 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. In 2016-17 the Rotary Foundation turns 100. Join District Governor Richard A. Rivkin with special guest Samuel F. Oworl member of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda and Rotary International President-Nominee 2018-2019 as District 6440 celebrates a century of Rotarians changing Lives; improving communities all over the world; and, being a leader in the global fight to End Polio Now.
This event will be on Sunday November 13th, 2016 at the Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights. For more information and to register for the event click here.


2016 RI Convention attendees were treated to a surprise visit from Paul Harris during the opening session of the Korea convention on Sunday, 29 May.

An animated hologram of Rotary's founder joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage, and proceeded to talk about Rotary's growth from a small club in Chicago to an international organization that is changing the world.


Here is a video about the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta.


The Rotary Club of Antioch is now on Facebook.

I've invited a couple of Rotarians to join but go the to Facebook page and click the following box to add it to your favorites to get notification of activities or message posts.You'll find the page at



RI President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”


Congratulations to the Rotary Interact Club for another successful trip to Tanzania. 

The team, pictured here, provided an update of their trip with stories of how this impacted their view of life and help define career goals.






An updated Potential New Member Brochure is available in the "downloadable file" section.  The brochure has 20 Reasons to Join Rotary - as found on the District 6440 Website, as well as, some information on the Five Avenues of Service.  Two key facts that are good for you to remember as rotarians:  There are approximately 1.2 MILLION Rotarians around the world in 161 countries.



Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Dockers North Restaurant
955 IL Route 59
or send mail to PO Box 35
Antioch, IL  60002-1453
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership chair
Public Relations Chair
Vocational Service
Scholarship Chair
Community Service
International Service
Dist. 6440 Short-term Youth Exchange chair
Youth/Interact Liaison
Club Service Co-chair
Website Coordinator
Funding Committee Chair
Auction Chair
Auction Co-chair
Rotary Foundation